From the blogger Robyn Louis (Skinny Black Girl) comes the long-awaited essay collection, Songs About Boys: The romantic musings and misadventures of my 20s. Based on content from her award-winning personal blog, Songs About Boys details a young woman’s quest to reconcile autonomy and companionship. Hilarious, raw, and always reflective, Robyn shows us what happens when you set relationship traditions on fire.
“Here’s the upgly part. The part Twitter and relationship blogs warn you about. See? That ambiguous shit never works. Had you stopped trying to be hard and opened your heart, you wouldn’t be feeling this…this unidentifiable whatever that has you scarfing down a small bacon and mushroom pizza and chugging beer. If you’d just get your shit together and be a girl…”
Praise for Songs About Boys:
“Songs About Boys is SBG at her best; sexy and funny and witty, seamlessly blended with the type of brutal honesty and introspection we only allow ourselves inside the safety of our heads.”- La, Creator, Liquor, Loans and Love
“Some of it reads like a Summer Shandy. And some of it reads like [she] wrote it blindfolded in a dark room.”
— Garfield Hylton, Creator and Host, Negroes With a Podcast
“From flirting freely in a dimly lit bar to sitting passenger side with a soon-to-be-bygone lover, Robyn doesn’t just open the door to her life in this collection, but she lets readers join her for the ride. In Songs About Boys, her voice is equal parts self-assured and vulnerable as she chronicles what it means to simultaneously question and stand firm in her decisions as an unconventional woman.”
— Tyece Wilkins, Author, Twenties Unscripted